The Voice UK host Emma Willis opens up about new coach Olly Murs as X Factor star confirmed after Gavin Rossdale axe

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It was confirmed earlier this week that the former The X Factor star had landed a spot on the panel of the ITV singing competition. 

Olly Murs will join Jennifer Hudson, and Sir Tom Jones on the next series of The Voice UK.

And host Emma Willis says she’s delighted with the addition of Olly to the line-up.

Speaking on Lorraine on Friday morning, Emma opened up about what thinks Olly will bring to the table for the next season.

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She told Lorraine Kelly: “It’s fantastic! He’s a lovely bloke as well and he’ll bring such a good energy.”

News of Olly’s addition to The Voice UK comes after former coach Gavin Rossdale was axed from the show.

The singer confirmed his departure from the show earlier this year after just one series of being on the line-up.

He told The Metro: “It’s okay, it’s showbiz. I’m fully grown, I understand how it works. It’s such a massive show and it’s great to be part of a juggernaut. I’m going to miss that side of it because that was a real laugh.

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“It was a great experience. I had an amazing time on the show I loved it, I love all the people on there. Especially Tom.”

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And Gavin admitted that he may not have returned to the show regardless, due to time commitments and constraints. 


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He continued to the publication: “It was a big dilemma for me. It kept me awake at night I had the cold sweats how would I explain it to the boys.

“I’ve got to focus on them and if I was going to do The Voice it would have been really, really challenging to do anything else.”

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The Voice is expected to return to ITV for a brand new series next year.

Meanwhile Lorraine continues weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.


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